EMPOWERING FEMALE*** CREATIVES IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND
Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh in NYC. Only a small percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks, and creative meet-ups.
In 2017 I started Ladies, Wine & Design in Newcastle with the purpose of contributing to the local design scene and providing a safe space for female creatives to come together, share stories, learn and empower each other. We had organised more than thirty free monthly meet-ups and special guest talks in Baltic39, creative workshops and a big party last May in partnership with The Biscuit Factory. Our community is growing steadily and today we are a team of four ladies with copywriter Dan Brough, photographer Marion Botella, Hilda Quick as our community manager, and me Juli Vignette as founder and host, we all volunteer and work together in our spare time with a purpose of building a community that will help local young creatives find support, learn, share and build a network.
***Our space is inclusive of all women, non-binary, agender and gender non-conforming people.
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*All photographic credits go to Marion Botella. IG: @marionbotellaphoto